2017 New Works Festival: RADICAL HOPE AND THE NEW RESISTANCE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 20th show
3GT Resident Playwright, Margery Kreitman, along with a literary panel including playwright and Associate Producer, Mercilee Jenkins, published in The Best American Short Plays 2014-2015, will curate this year’s selections. Last years’ co-curator was award-winning playwright and activist, Jewelle Gomez. Comedian and writer, Marga Gomez, was among the 2016 lineup as well as local and national standouts and emerging writers for the stage!
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT: Calling for HUMOROUS short works by Lez, Bi, and Trans writers for the stage. Seeking submissions from women of ALL AGES, RACES, ETHNICITIES, and RELIGIONS. WOMEN OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! We love it if you are a writer who is comfortable performing her own work; if not, please send us your piece anyway, and we will find a qualified actor(s).
We are seeking 5-8 minute HUMOROUS pieces related to the Festival theme as it relates to your Lez, Bi, or Trans experience. You may want to focus on the festival theme and one or more of the following topics: work, dating, sex, intimacy, marriage, divorce, family, parenting, gender, race, health, aging, community, generational differences, and/or body image, parenting
Possible political topics include: Immigration/deportation; climate change; activist burn out; bathroom politics; Planned Parenthood; the future of free education, sexual harassment and sexual abuse; electoral politics; queer feminism today; and equal political representation for women.
~Your submission can be a personal essay, flash memoir, monologue, slam poetry, 1-2 character short play or scene, creative non-fiction, or a song.
Stipends: $50 for writers or writer/performers and $25 for scene actors.
WHEN/WHERE: We will be doing a reading /performance on Sunday August 20th at 7:15pm at Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco 94107). It is a great venue with lots of street parking. Please make sure you are available on the day of the reading to attend a run-though rehearsal in the afternoon.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Submission by email only. Please send submissions to: email@example.com with the subject “LezWrites! 2017” in subject line. Please attach your scripts to your email in MS Word or PDF. Please number the pages. Please include all contact information on the cover page only: name, email address, phone number(s), and if accept texts.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight, July 15, 2017.
Questions? Email Associate Producer: Mercilee Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.